Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing Graduates Class of 2012
The graduating students are: Kari Armstrong, Pittsburgh; Katrina Arnouil, Beaver; Lauren Beggs, Pittsburgh; Cara Brougher, Freedom; Mark Chlebeck, Beaver Falls; Lara Conkle, Rochester; Cheri Davis, Pittsburgh; Jessica Davis, Oakdale; Kayla Dawkins, Aliquippa; Debra Dornin, Moon Township; Angela Dulick, Beaver Falls; Stephen Edsall, Gibsonia; Amanda Gilmore, Pittsburgh; Annie Elizabeth Hague, Sewickley; Chelsea Hoffman, Moon Township; Kelly Horchak, Baden; Tiffany Jenkins, New Brighton; Michael Johnson, Carnegie; Chelsea Johnston, Oakdale; Jeremiah Linn, Clinton; Andrew Logan, Coraopolis; Laurie Lutz, Sewickley; Cristin Marshall, Aliquippa; Mykell McCoy, Aliquippa; Chelsea McCutcheon, Crescent; Cieara Milledge, Ellwood City; Kayla Newman, Ellwood City; Angela Noga, Millvale; Crystal Pargeon, Moon Township; Sarah Plese, Leetsdale; Abbey Raihall, Moon Township; Tara Ramsey, West Mifflin; Joni Russell, Coraopolis; Jenna Santillo, Monaca; Melissa Scully, Aliquippa; Victoria Simeoni, Ellwood City; Gretchen Sloppy, Baden; Christine Snyder, Monaca; Joanna Tegethoff, Pittsburgh; Towanda Thompson, Coraopolis; Michael Werb, Pittsburgh; Taylor Wright, Ellwood City;
Special awards and recognition were given to Christine Snyder, who received the Faculty Award for the Highest Academic Achievement. Angela Dulick received the Ruth V. Myers Alumni Award for excellence in utilization of talent, knowledge and skills. Michael Werb received the Flora Guthrie Applegate Award for outstanding nursing care.
Heritage Valley Health System board member and Robert Morris University School of Nursing and Health Sciences Associate Dean, Lynn George, PhD, RN, CNE was the keynote speaker. Marilu Piotrowski, director of the school of nursing presided and awarded the students their nursing pins. Nancy Woodward, faculty member, presented the traditional graduation rose.
Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission. The program combines course credits from La Roche College with a wide range of clinical nursing courses, including experiences in medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, critical care, surgery and recovery room, psychiatric, cardiology, oncology, mental health and rehabilitation nursing. Nursing courses begin in the first term of the full-time program. Credits are transferable to a BSN/MSN program providing students with educational mobility.